What is Sports Medicine?
In orthopaedics, sports medicine is the specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Sports medicine is designed to help both athletes and active individuals improve performance, recover from acute and overuse injuries, and prevent future injuries.
What is The Role of a Sports Medicine Doctor?
Your body's muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bones are all part of the musculoskeletal system. You can experience pain or a restricted ability to perform basic motor skills if one part of this system stops fully functioning.
Sports doctors are trained to diagnose and treat issues in the musculoskeletal system. They are also experts in non-musculoskeletal athletic injuries, like concussions and head injuries, and a great source of information for:
- Conditioning exercises and strength training safety
- Proper nutrition and supplements
- Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
- Injury prevention
Resurgens physicians offer the most comprehensive sports medicine services in Georgia. While sports injuries are common in athletes and weekend warriors of all ages, 90% of sports injuries are non-surgical.
Our highly-trained physicians care for all athletic injuries whether you need medical evaluations, surgery, rehabilitation, or a conditioning routine for your specific sport.
Our team of sports medicine physicians possess the skills and knowledge to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate all types of orthopedic injuries, getting athletes and active individuals back to an active lifestyle.
When to See a Sports Medicine Physician
A sports injury can happen to anyone who exercises or plays professional or recreational sports. These injuries can be caused by accidents, improper use of equipment, poor training, being out of shape, or not being properly warmed up for activity or exercise.
If you've experienced a sprain, strain, concussion, or other sports-related injury, it may be time to schedule an appointment online with a sports medicine physician.
Common Sports-Related Injuries
Aside from concussions, exercise safety, and other non-musculoskeletal areas of sports medicine that you may see a physician for, common sports related injuries include:
Ankle sprains (injuries that occurs when the ankle ligament is stretched beyond your normal range of motion)
Muscle strains (injuries from the overstretching or tearing of muscles)
Knee and shoulder injuries
Rotator cuff injuries (injuries to the muscles and tendons that hold the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket)
Different forms of tendonitis (injuries to the tissue connecting muscle to bone)
If you have an athletic injury that you're concerned about, schedule an appointment online to meet with a Resurgens sports medicine physician.
Find a Sports Medicine Doctor near you.
How Resurgens Diagnoses Sports Injury Pain
Our highly-trained sports physicians have received extensive certification and training to provide the most comprehensive sports medicine care in Georgia.
Athletes' injuries are as wide ranging as the sports they play. Understanding how the injury occurred is vital to providing care when developing a treatment plan.
Resurgens' sports medicine physicians use a combination of expertise and diagnostic imaging technology - like CT Scans, MRIs, X-rays, and EMGs - to diagnose your injury. Then we schedule a 1-on-1 session to discuss your injury and develop a customized plan for your recovery.
Youth Sports Injury Prevention
We know that the best defense is a good offense. In an effort to educate young athletes about the importance of staying safe while having fun, we've partnered with Stop Sports Injuries© to provide some tips and methods for stopping injuries before they happen.
What our patients are saying
Daftari performed 2 back surgeries for me. First he went through my stomach to straighten my spine and then the next week through my back to replace L4-S1 vertebrae's and put all my hardware in. After 3 years of not being able to walk and being in the bed he saved my life! He checked on me so much in the hospital and he was so excited it was so successful. I had a high rate of being paralyzed if I did not get this surgery when I did. I wish I could somehow repay him for saving me!
This orthopedic doctor (and staff) actually care, which is a blessing in this day and time when one is in pain!!! I'm very fortunate to have found him! Dr Finklestein is associated with Resurgens Ortho Group in Cumming, Ga.
- Marshalle S.
Very professional place. They actually treat you like a human, not a dollar sign. Very glad I made the choice to see Dr. Perez and then Kenin in Physical Therapy, very nice and easy to talk to.
- Chad R.
It is my pleasure to give the highest recommendation for Dr. Blanchard! The five stars in each category only tell part of the story; he is also a most caring doctor, even visiting me in the hospital over the weekend . Of course, the ultimate recommendation is for Dr. Blanchard's excellent work! My lumbar fusion eliminated decades of debilitating back pain. I trust him completely for any future spine issues. His resource manager is also wonderful at coordinating and explaining information.
Dr. Dennis is the best! She is very professional & knows her area. She seems to enjoy her job and is happy to see me. She listens! She hears and acts based on what she hears. Most of all it seems like she feels my pain with me (I know...she doesn't but she is very compassionate). I found out I was actually driving farther than necessary but that's okay by me!
Dr. Chachashvili was very professional and administered a multiple planned attack on my lower back pain of diagnosis, immediate relief, and follow up treatment for long term solution. I felt I was in very competent hands with the care she provided. Great Job!
If I could give him (Dr. Sloan) a 10 , I absolutely would! Have had excellent results with his treatment plan.
I recently moved to VA from GA. I tried other doctors in VA. Needless to say I am back to Dr. Levine. I have lived with back pain for over 20 years in varying degrees. She really listened to my complaints and what I wanted out of my life. She gave me the options and expected results. She doesn't give me platitudes. I can now play tennis and live my life instead of taking multiple pain pills and suffering. I wouldn't be able to fully live my life without her as my back doctor.
I had been dealing with severe pain for several months and trying traditional non-invasive treatments (Chiro and PT) with very little results. In checking with coworkers in the healthcare community Dr Daftari was highly recommended. After being assessed by Dr Daftari and his team it was determined that I had a severely herniated disc which required prompt intervention to avoid nerve damage. My pain was gone as soon as I woke up from surgery! I highly recommend Dr Daftari and his team!
When all of others failed me, this great Dr. came to my help. He performed surgery in 2007 on my L5, since then I got my life back. He went in to bat for me when I needed it the most. I would recommend him to anybody.